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Film Director Screens Work on Arts Medalist


The director and his subject.

Laguna Canyon Studios will host a special screening Wednesday, April 11, of a documentary on artist Will Barnet by Dana Point filmmaker Dale Schierholt, who will lead a panel discussion after the 7:15 p.m. showing.


President Obama recently awarded the National Medal of Arts to Barnet, who will be 101 on May 25 and lives in New York. He will not attend the screening.


The 32-minute film “Will Barnet: Tracing the Soul of the Work,” will be shown in the Laguna Canyon Artists complex, 3251 Laguna Canyon Road, Studio #F3. Seating is limited. Studio doors will open at 6:30 with an optional potluck selection of snacks and drinks. A $5 per person contribution is asked.


Besides the director, he panel will consist of Laguna Canyon Studios owner and local artist Fred Hope, Barnet friend and artist-educator Timothy J. Clark, and art historian Gene Cooper of Laguna Beach.

Local Filmmaker Takes You to the Arctic


“To The Arctic 3D,” the new movie by Greg MacGillivray, the local filmmaker and two-time Academy Award nominee, will be released in IMAX theaters starting April 20, the day before Earth Day, including a three week

The stars of “To the Arctic,” opening on April 20.

engagement at Irvine Spectrum through May 10. See a sneak peek here.


Narrated by Oscar winner Meryl Streep and featuring songs by Paul McCartney, the film takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness. The film is the first in MacGillivray’s 10-year, One World One Ocean campaign.


For more info: visit



‘Jewtopia’ Opens Newport Film Fest


The Newport Beach Film Festival opens with the premiere of “Jewtopia” on Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Edward Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Dr.


“Jewtopia” is the directorial debut of Bryan Fogel who co-wrote the screenplay, the stage play, and the best-selling book, “Jewtopia: The Chosen Book for the Chosen People.”


A reception follows at Fashion Island, 40 Newport Center Dr., for the 13th annual fest, running April 26 – May 3. Info:

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